Week 1

During our first week of class we looked at the drivers for mass extinctions in the past and looked at current comparisons and differences.

Some of the drivers of extinctions are highlighted in this class symposium website made by Ben Stillwell.

Some of the drivers for mass extinction are:

Bolide Impact

 this class symposium presentation

Extreme Volcanism

Climate Change



Some of the human caused drivers of extinction are:

Habitat Loss and Deforestation

Invasive Species

Over-hunting (Ex: megafauna extinction)